A collective voice for literature and languages in Scotland


Literature is the living memory of a nation. It connects past and present, and provides the vocabulary for exploring who we are, and where we want to go. A society that neglects its own literature cannot act as a civilising force in world culture. Equally without renewing its stories, a community cannot nurture citizens who are confident and self-critical, passionate and open. We believe that literature is vital for Scotland and for global culture.

Literature Alliance Scotland (LAS) is the collective voice for literature and languages in Scotland, and works for their advancement in every aspect of our national life. LAS is Scotland’s largest network for literature and languages, bringing together writers, publishers, educators, librarians, literature organisations and national cultural bodies.




The Peter Pan Moat Brae Trust joins LAS

We are delighted to announce that The Peter Pan Moat Brae Trust, which runs the National Centre for Children’s Literature and Storytelling, has joined LAS as…